December 02, 2013 9:01pm PT by C. Molly Smith
Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Lorde Top Shazam's Most Tagged Songs of 2013
Music tagging service Shazam has released its 2013 year in review, revealing the top "Shazamed" songs and artists.
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” topped Shazam's worldwide and U.S. tally. The song was "tagged" (identified sonically) 17.8 million times worldwide and 5.6 million times in the United States.
Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” followed, with 14.7 million tags globally, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' “Thrift Shop” took third place with 13.6 million tags. The hip-hop duo’s “Can’t Hold Us” also nabbed fourth place on the worldwide list, and its “Same Love” claimed 10th place on the U.S. list.
Lorde’s “Royals” took the domestic second with 5.1 million tags, while Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason” followed in third with 4.4 million.
Shazam also tallied syncs used on popular TV shows. Bad Finger’s “Baby Blue,” which was featured prominently in the Breaking Bad finale, was Shazamed more than 43,000 times. Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” which was featured on Girls, went on to be tagged an impressive 2 million times domestically.
Shazam's year-end report also made predictions for 2014, listing a slew of artists to watch, including hip-hop and rap acts Action Bronson, August Alsina, Kid Ink and Rich Homie Quan; female vocalists Banks and Jhené Aiko; singer-songwriters Sam Smith and Vance Joy; Dutch DJ Martin Garrix; and Pretty Little Liars star turned country bumpkin, Lucy Hale.